Robinson Crusoe: Written Anew for Children

Robinson Crusoe: Written Anew for Children

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IN the year 1719 an Englishman whose name was Daniel Defoe wrote a very long story, which he called "The Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe." His story was not designed for children, and therefore it contained a great deal of hard reading. There was much in it, however, that was interesting to young people, and from that day to this, the marvelous tale of Robinson Crusoe has been a favorite with boys as well as men. I have rewritten the story in words easy for every child, and have shortened it by leaving out all the dull parts. 
MY name is Robinson Crusoe. I was born in the old city of York, where there is a broad river, with ships coming and going. 
When I was a little boy, I spent much of my time looking at the river. 
How pleasant was the quiet stream, flowing, always flowing, toward the far-away sea!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9786059496698
Publisher: eKitap Projesi
Publication date: 06/29/2017
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 140
Sales rank: 943,376
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

According to his biography in the Junior Book of Authors (1951), Baldwin, a native of Indiana and largely self-educated, began teaching at the age of 24. After several years he became superintendent of the graded schools in Indiana, a post he held for 18 years. The last 37 years of his life he worked with publishers, first with Harper and Brothers and later with the American Book Company. In addition to editing school books, he started writing books of his own. After the publication in 1882 of The Story of Siegfried, he went on to write more than 50 others.

His influence was widely felt because at one time it was estimated that of all the school books in use in the United States, over half had been written or edited by him. Unfortunately, his works are much less widely known today. So far as known, only some of his books are in print and published today.

Date of Birth:

August 2, 1924

Date of Death:

December 1, 1987

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

St. Paul de Vence, France


DeWitt Clinton High School, New York City

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